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5th May '18 11:23:04 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** In keeping with its theme, ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' replaces the stones with throwable ''dice''.

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** In keeping with its theme, ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' replaces the stones with throwable ''dice''. Being tounge-in-cheek they are refered to as "nerd rocks"... and Rex's onboard A.I. calls him a nerd for having them.
8th Apr '18 5:39:42 PM SeizureFerret
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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'': When Sullivan's reckless attempt to retrieve flag in library attracts [[ScaryLibrarian the Librarian's]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever attention]], Mike and the Oozma Kappa create a series of noisy activities in various parts of the library to distract her from Sullivan and the flag.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'': When Sullivan's reckless attempt to retrieve the flag in the library attracts [[ScaryLibrarian the Librarian's]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever attention]], Mike and the Oozma Kappa create a series of noisy activities in various parts of the library to distract her from Sullivan and the flag.



* ''WesternAnimation/CaptureTheFlag'': Amy distracts the night guard at the retirement home with a rock so she and Mike can get inside and meet Mike's grandfather. The guard ignores the first rock, but investiages the second one (which hits a lamp post), and when doing so disocvers 3 residents secretly working on their own model rocket.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptureTheFlag'': Amy distracts the night guard at the retirement home with a rock so she and Mike can get inside and meet Mike's grandfather. The guard ignores the first rock, but investiages investigates the second one (which hits a lamp post), and when doing so disocvers discovers 3 residents secretly working on their own model rocket.
30th Mar '18 11:10:01 PM erforce
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* ''Film/AceVentura'': Toyed with -- Ace Ventura tries this by throwing a rock to distract the Burly Guard. The Guard looks over at the sound, ''turns to where the rock came from'' and shouts "I know you're over there and I'm coming to get you!" OhCrap!

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* ''Film/AceVentura'': ''WesternAnimated/AceVenturaTheAnimatedSeries'': Toyed with -- Ace Ventura tries this by throwing a rock to distract the Burly Guard. The Guard looks over at the sound, ''turns to where the rock came from'' and shouts "I know you're over there and I'm coming to get you!" OhCrap!
4th Mar '18 6:29:47 PM bwburke94
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* Todd Helton, hilariously enough, faked out Matt Carpenter in this manner to tag the guy out. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5wGxsxjmy0 See for yourself.]]
5th Feb '18 8:04:32 AM TPercival
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** In TheMovie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry tosses a broken stone to distract a blinded basilisk.

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** In TheMovie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry tosses a broken stone to distract a the blinded basilisk.basilisk who was cornering him.
3rd Feb '18 3:08:41 PM SonicLover
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* A variation occurs in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' where Tarzan has Terk and Tantor to dress as Jane and Archimedes Q. Porter respectively, just to have Kerchak to chase after them while Tarzan leads the real Jane Porter and her father, as well as Clayton to the gorillas' nesting grounds. This distraction later backfires when Terk and Tantor accidentally lead Kerchak right back to the nesting grounds.
3rd Feb '18 11:03:11 AM TPercival
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* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Tarzan has Terk and Tantor to dress as Jane and Archimedes Q. Porter respectively, just to have Kerchak to chase after them while Tarzan leads the real Jane Porter and her father, as well as Clayton to the gorillas' nesting grounds. This distraction later backfires when Terk and Tantor accidentally lead Kerchak back to the nesting grounds.

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* In ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', A variation occurs in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' where Tarzan has Terk and Tantor to dress as Jane and Archimedes Q. Porter respectively, just to have Kerchak to chase after them while Tarzan leads the real Jane Porter and her father, as well as Clayton to the gorillas' nesting grounds. This distraction later backfires when Terk and Tantor accidentally lead Kerchak right back to the nesting grounds.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Imitation Krabs": to get Mr. Krabs out of the way, Plankton throws a penny, and the greedy Krabs follows it as it rolls out the front door. The penny eventually rolls back, leading Krabs to Plankton and his robotic Krabs imposter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Imitation Krabs": to get Mr. Krabs out of the way, Plankton throws a penny, and the greedy Krabs follows it as it rolls out the front door. The Unfortunately, the penny eventually rolls back, leading Krabs to Plankton and his robotic Krabs imposter.
11th Nov '17 11:41:39 AM Chabal2
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* Used by Johan in ''ComicBook/JohanEtPirlouit'' while going around bad guys in a darkened cave. He even refers to it as "a trick as old as the world".
24th Oct '17 5:05:49 PM darkemyst
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* In TheMovie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry tosses a broken stone to distract a blinded basilisk.

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* Film/HarryPotter:
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In TheMovie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry tosses a broken stone to distract a blinded basilisk.basilisk.
** As in the book Harry uses a loud Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes product to distract Ministry of Magic workers so that he can sneak in and search Umbridge's office in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.



* In ''Literature/RoseMadder'' Rosie distracts Erinyes the blind bull from killing her by throwing a blood-soaked rock and running in the opposite direction.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Literature/RoseMadder'' Rosie distracts Erinyes the blind bull from killing her by throwing a blood-soaked rock and running in the opposite direction.direction.
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24th Oct '17 4:41:30 PM darkemyst
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* In TheMovie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry does this to distract a blinded basilisk.

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* In TheMovie of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry does this tosses a broken stone to distract a blinded basilisk.
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